Join TeamWomen for a day of inspiring, hopeful stories from powerful women who come from a variety of professions, backgrounds, educations, and experiences. The day includes interactive and empowering speakers who will share their authentic leadership journey in both entrepreneurial and corporate settings. Don’t miss this event that’s filled with energy and passion.

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The Hyatt created a personalized reservation link for those attending the conference outside the metro area to reserve a room. Please note reservations must be made by April 9, 2024, to ensure you secure the group rate. 

7:30-8:30am | Registration & Exhibits Open

8:30-9:00am | Welcome & Announcements

Miss Shannan Paul, Emcee

Katy Burke, Executive Director, TeamWomen 

9:00-9:45am |  Candace Doby

Courage at Work: How to Take More Risks and Own Your Brilliance

9:45-10:30am | Sally Mueller and Dr. Ekta Kapoor, M.B.B.S.

The Art of Aging Well

10:30-11:00am | Break

11:00-11:45am | Jasna Burza

Unlocking Inner Abundance

11:45-11:50am | Learn about the Impact of our Mentor Program

Julieta Piox, Leadership Coach and Speaker, Julieta Piox Coaching and Consulting

Sarah Cozzi, Collaborative Impact Driver,  Connections Cultivator,  Creative Solution Finder

11:50-12:45pm |  Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:45-1:00pm | Heads or Tails Game

(get your beads here!)

1:00-1:45pm | Heather Boschke

Following the Yellow Brick Road

1:45-2:00pm | Learn about the Impact of our Empower Leadership Academy

Sarah Sundine, COO, Ultra Machining Company

Laura Boyd, CEO/Founder, Leadership Delta

2:00-2:40pm | Alexa Score

Overcoming Adversity

2:40-2:45pm | WaveMaker Awards Announcement

2:45-3:00pm | Program Close

3:00-4:30pm | Happy Hour

4:30pm Conference Ends

Listed in alphabetical order after our Emcee


Miss Shannan Paul

Comedian, Speaker, Voice-Over Artist, Auctioneer & Social Instigator

Event Emcee

Miss Shannan Paul, acclaimed for her engaging and relatable comedy, captivates a wide array of audiences, from business professionals to sci-fi fans, with her unique blend of humor and storytelling. Beyond her stand-up comedy, she has made significant contributions as a TV host, executive producer of “Miss Shannan’s Comedy Through The Chaos,” and an active board member for organizations like the Pacer Center and the Autism Society of Minnesota. Her diverse background, including roles in marketing, radio, and television, coupled with her commitment to diversity and inclusion, makes her an influential figure in various fields and a respected voice on cultural sensitivity and workplace dynamics.

Heather Boschke

Founder, Little Birdie Buddies 

Following the Yellow Brick Road

This presentation focuses on empowering women to realize their full potential beyond their professional and familial roles. Heather draws from her 22-year corporate experience and subsequent shift to entrepreneurship, emphasizing the importance of women embracing all aspects of their identity to lead more impactful lives. She shares her personal journey of self-discovery, which led her to explore art and create a children’s book series about birds. This presentation is a call for women to unlock and embrace the diverse facets of their personalities and capabilities.

Laura Boyd

CEO/Founder, Leadership Delta

Empower Leadership Academy Speaker

Laura Boyd is a TeamWomen Board Member and an Empower Leadership Academy. As a leader, speaker, leadership coach, and author, she has over 30 years of experience working with organizations to help them develop sustainable growth as organizations and the people within. She has been a leader on executive teams for large companies, emerging companies and non-profits, as well as a business owner. She believes Leadership is the ultimate Delta for change, strategy, and growth in an organization.

Jasna Burza

Best Selling Author, Speaker, Coach, TV Expert

Unlocking Inner Abundance

This session is an exploration of personal happiness and thriving in life and work. This transformative presentation delves deep into the realm of mental health and the profound influence it wields over all aspects of our lives. Join Jasna Burza as she illuminates the path towards holistic well-being, emphasizing how nurturing our inner selves can manifest abundance in all its forms.


Sarah Cozzi

Collaborative Impact Driver,  Connections Cultivator,  Creative Solution Finder

Mentor Program Testimonial

Sarah Cozzi has had a wonderfully diverse career working in nonprofits, higher education, Fortune 300 companies, and as a small business owner where she has developed skills in program management, adult learning and community engagement.  Her superpower is building relationships and bringing people together to implement solutions that exceed expectations.

Her desire to make a career shift led her to the TeamWomen Mentor Program. 


Candace Doby

Professional Speaker, Courage Coach, Author, and Founder of The Can-Do Company

Courage at Work: How to Take More Risks and Own Your Brilliance

An organization’s ability to reach its highest level of excellence comes down to one thing: its people — courageously owning their brilliance, in both typical and transitional times. In this leadership development presentation, participants learn a process for how to manage fear, activate personal courage and take worthwhile risks — so they can unleash their potential and make a greater impact on their organization.


Dr. Ekta Kapoor, M.B.B.S.

Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic

The Art of Aging Well

Dr. Kapoor has a strong research focus in women’s health. Her research aims to improve the health and care of postmenopausal women. With the increase in life expectancy, women spend one-third or more of their lives in menopause. Dr. Kapoor will join Sally Mueller for an impactful conversation on The Art of Aging Well.

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Sally Mueller

Co-founder & CEO of Womaness

The Art of Aging Well

Through her own health journey, Sally found that there was a lack of products and resources for women past a certain age (and few even recognizing the subtle signs of menopause).

Womaness’ mission is to change the cultural conversation around menopause and create a #Menopositivity movement, empowering women to navigate menopause with inspiration, education, & access to quality information.

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Julieta Piox

Leadership Coach and Speaker, Julieta Piox Coaching and Consulting

Mentor Program Testimonial

Julieta Piox, is a seasoned bilingual leader with over 22 years of experience in leadership, coaching, and training. As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, Julieta empowers women and organizations in fostering self-leadership skills that enable individuals to lead themselves and others effectively. 

Empowering women has been a consistent part of Julieta’s journey throughout my life, allowing her the opportunity to not only share insights and guidance but also a chance for continual personal growth.

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Heather Rosales

Senior Manager of Field Training & Development, RBC Wealth Management

Presenting Sponsor

Heather leads the Field Training & Development group at RBC Wealth Management, where she and her team offer coaching, program management, and accountability, facilitating learning for various professionals. With a focus on “a leader in every seat,” Heather is dedicated to nurturing high-performing teams. She brings nearly two decades of financial services experience to her role, having joined RBC in March 2018 after holding significant positions in leadership development and wealth management. Heather, a graduate of North Central College with a BA in Business Management, is a certified coach and analyst with expertise in behavioral motivations and working styles.

Alexa Score

TV Host, Professional Wakeboarder, Cancer Survivor

Overcoming Adversity My Way

Alexa Score shares her remarkable journey from a small-town girl in Spicer, Minnesota, to becoming a professional wakeboarder and TV host, all while battling Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. She will delve into how her love for watersports and her relentless spirit helped her transform her life’s greatest challenge into a source of strength and motivation. She will discuss the power of dreams and determination in overcoming adversity, and how this mindset propelled her to compete in professional wakeboarding and lead a successful career in television. Alexa’s story is not just about managing a life-altering diagnosis but also about using her experiences to raise awareness and support for blood cancers, exemplifying how challenges can be turned into meaningful advantages.

Sarah Sundine

Chief Operating Officer, Ultra Machining Company

Empower Leadership Academy Speaker

Sarah has been working in the manufacturing industry for over twenty years. At UMC, she started her career as a Quality Engineer, and, over twelve years, she has held several positions, with her latest position being the Integrator as COO. UMC’s purpose is to enhance the lives of others through manufacturing, and this career has been one of the most rewarding. Sarah is also an avid volunteer who utilizes her skillsets to benefit various organizations while positively impacting individuals.

If you’re local to the Twin Cities, you may have caught our commercial on the CW! We teamed up with CW Twin Cities, our Media Partner, to showcase our 2024 Leadership Conference with CW Crew Member and one of our 2024 Leadership Conference speakers, Alexa Score!

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Refund Policy

Tickets may be transferred or refunded until April 8, 2024. Cancellations after April 8, 2024 are not eligible for refund or ticket transfer. 

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